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Mercedes-Benz SL 2017 convertible
Trim Shown: AMG SL65 Roadster
The drop-top SL has several changes for 2017, including styling updates and more horsepower. The entry-level SL450's twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine gets a boost to 362 hp and is mated to a new nine-speed automatic. The next step up the SL ladder, the SL550, is powered by twin-turbo 4.7-liter V8, now making 449 hp. The monster AMG models--SL63 and SL65--make do with 577-hp, twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 and 621-hp, twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12 engines, respectfully. The SL is a luxury roadster with a foldable hardtop that's comfortable and quiet. One neat feature is a roof panel that offers varying degrees of opacity. Safety features include automatic emergency braking, blind-spot detection, and lane-keeping assist.
Alert
This vehicle can be outfitted with a semi-autonomous driving package. Consumer Reports believes automakers should take stronger steps to ensure that vehicles with those systems are designed, deployed, and marketed safely. Please heed all warnings, and keep your hands on the wheel.

Specifications

Seating
2 front
Drive Wheels
Rear
Warranty
  • Basic: 4 year/50,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 4 year/50,000 miles
  • Rust through: 4 year/50,000 miles
  • Roadside aid: 4 year/50,000 miles
Body Styles
convertible
Transmissions Available
  • 7-speed Automatic
  • 9-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3-liter V6 turbo (362 hp)
  • 4.7-liter V8 turbo (449 hp)
  • 5.5-liter V8 turbo (577 hp)
  • 6-liter V12 turbo (621 hp)

Ratings

Safety
Performance
Comfort / Convenience
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